Health and Safety

A child’s emotional and physical well-being, nutritional needs, and capacity for learning are best supported in a safe environment where they are protected from neglect and enabled to thrive in a positive environment, free of stress. 

Whether you’re trying to secure financial assistance to help you pay for your child’s health care, or wondering what questions to ask your child’s pediatrician, you can start here.

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Health and SafetyPrograms & Services 
This website was developed by pediatricians for parents. It includes more than 5,000 children’s health and safety articles and videos, content from pediatricians for parents of children of all ages, mobile-friendly pages, content for Spanish speakers, interactive tools (such as the KidsDoc Symptom Checker), and much more!


Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
This website contains a large number of resources for families including a tool to search for pediatricians and pediatric specialists in Nevada. The site also features “Ask the Pediatrician” which are short videos from Nevada pediatricians answering common health questions. The full list of videos is available on YouTube.


Sober Moms, Healthy Babies
If you're pregnant and using, there's always a safe place to get help. In Nevada, pregnant women receive priority admission at state-funded substance use treatment centers. One of the program’s primary goals is to prevent alcohol and drug use among women of childbearing years and women currently pregnant. To achieve this goal, the organization partners with many of the treatment centers in the state that treat pregnant women struggling with addiction. For more information, visit the website or call 1-800-450-9530.


Prevent Child Abuse Nevada
The mission of Prevent Child Abuse Nevada is to ensure that Nevada’s children thrive in safe, stable, and nurturing environments and relationships. Through providing education, advocacy, and awareness, Prevent Child Abuse Nevada aims to inspire communities to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. The website includes general information on child safety, child maltreatment, and child sexual abuse. They offer trainings for parents and caregivers and support community events, such as Pinwheels for Prevention in April of each year to bring awareness during Child Abuse Awareness month. Visit their website for additional information.


Family Resource Centers
Family Resource Centers (FRCs) provide case management, information, and referrals for individuals and families in need of assistance in accessing services and programs that will strengthen and support the family. FRCs collaborate with other agencies, schools, faith-based organizations, and government agencies to assist families to obtain needed services. FRCs emphasize community based, collaborative services that are culturally competent, accessible, and flexible. There are 18 FRC Service Areas in Nevada. To find an FRC near you visit the Family Resource Center Programs list on the Nevada Division of Health and Human Services website.


Nevada 2-1-1
2-1-1 is a special telephone number to provide information and referrals to health, human and social service organizations. Dialing 2-1-1 in almost every part of the United States will connect you to human and social services for your area. 2-1-1 services include places to find emergency food, housing and emergency shelter locations, children’s services, support for seniors, older persons, and people with disabilities, and mental health and counseling services, among many others. You can also search for resources on the Nevada 2-1-1 website or download the App on your phone.

Health and SafetyTop Stories

As a parent you give your children a good start in life—you nurture, protect and guide them. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child.

Studies have shown that limiting screen time results in better physical and mental health for children, and leads to less risky behaviors in the future.

Many women feel overwhelmed, sad, or anxious at different times during their pregnancy and even after the baby is born. For many women, these feelings go away on their own. But for some women, these emotions are more serious and may stay for months.

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